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Prefixes and Roots: The Word Formula

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Julia Picciotto

on 23 September 2013

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Transcript of Prefixes and Roots: The Word Formula

Prefix
Root
Familiar
Prefix
List
Root
: the most basic part of a word, its meaning
.

Prefixes
: the parts of a word that branch off from the root.

NEW WORD
The Formula
Grow
Re
- to make bigger
- to do over again
Clue Two: Find the
root
Clue One: Find the
prefix
Now...put them together, prefix in the front!

Re
+
Grow
=
Re
grow
- to make bigger
again
1.
2.
3.
Decoding Words
Steps to
Figuring out new words
Regrow
Think of a word as a tree...
Prefixes
can help us understand new words we come across when reading--all you have to do is first separate it from the
root
.
Here are some
prefixes
you already know and their meanings...

What does
mean?
not/opposite
again/back
not
not
not/opposite of
before
far/distant
non-
over-
mis-
de-
under-
bi-
tri-
quad-
oct-
Let's decode a word together!
the
word
Regrow
Remember: a
root
is the most basic form of a word and its meaning
un- re- in- im- dis- pre- tele-
New
Prefix
List
not
too much/above
bad/badly/wrong/wrongly
reduce/down/away/from
too little/below
two
three
four
eight


Remember: A
prefix
is added onto a
root
and together they can make a new word with a new meaning.
When do we see
prefixes
?
Prefixes
make all the difference
direction, amount, size...
numbers of sides, wheels...
Prefixes
can change the entire meaning of a word!
opposites...
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